I urgently need your many hands & your many hearts…
But first, a bit of history: ” Barn Raising” is a collective action of a community, in which a barn for one of the members is built or rebuilt collectively by members of the community. Barn raising was particularly common in 18th and 19th century rural America. A barn was a necessary structure for any farmer, yet were large and costly structures — the assembly of which required more labor than a typical family could provide. Barn raising addressed the need by enlisting members of the community to assist unpaid in the building of their neighbors’ barns. Because each member was entitled to recruit others for help, the favor would eventually return to each participant.
As with the “barn raising” of a bygone era, there is tremendous power in many individuals coming together to support their community. These are unprecedented times, so I’ve set up a fundraising opportunity — a digital barn raising so to speak — to enlist help from our community members in support of Ra Yoga, which is currently trying to navigate through this bizarre and unstable time so they may continue to serve our incredible community.
To be clear, Ra’s owners are not asking for this. As they are fiercely independent, Bobby & Jenny are determinedly expanding their efforts to try and position Ra as an unquestionable part of an unforeseeable future. But I know they need help, and lots of it. I am sounding a rallying cry for Ra. Let’s raise this barn together.
If you’ve made it this far, I thank you for reading and taking a moment to consider supporting a small business that is struggling – like so many are right now – to survive and to serve.
Please check out my GoFundMe page for Ra and donate, share, or send some good vibes our way. Link in Bio.
Or sign up for Ra’s online streaming classes dubbed ‘Ra Yoga Live’ to keep supporting this truly irreplaceable studio.